Vintage Retreat opened its doors back in February 2013, when the owner of the Northampton Business Centre, having long admired Northampton’s Art Deco architecture and possessing a passion for Vintage and Antiques, decided the space would be transformed (initially) into a small Vintage and Craft emporium, offering a collective of traders and small business owners a means of selling to the public, within a warm, accessible environment.
The vision for the store’s design and layout was to offer something unique and exciting – a place where visitors could while away the hours.
Equally important, was to offer a shopping experience that not only offered amazing one of a kind purchases but also made every aspect of visiting a real pleasure. We believe this ethos greatly contributes to our continuing success and our loyal following of visitors.
In early 2014 we expanded further still using what was originally a car parking port below ground level and turning this space into our Cellar dedicated to vintage and retro furniture and larger pieces.
In April 2017 a new team were employed to run and manage the Tearoom giving a fresh approach to the menu and a diversity which has proved extremely popular with our customers. The focus is on homely freshly prepared food catering for all dietary needs including Gluten free with a large proportion of the menu being Vegetarian and Vegan .
Today, the shop continues to be vibrant and exciting destination in Northampton; attracting visitors from across the UK and beyond. With now over 100 traders over 5000 square foot, Vintage Retreat continues to explore new and interesting events.
Click to view what items and traders you can discover at Vintage Retreat
Click to learn more about our Team Room and to view the deliciously diverse menu.
Click to learn more about our art deco inspired venu space, the Retro Room.